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Merritt Parkway, Frenchtown Road Bridge, Spanning Merritt Parkway, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT



B&W Photos

HB263852
View From Median Of Parkway To Frenchtown Road Bridge.

HB263853
View Along Parkway Looking To Frenchtown Road Bridge.

HB263854
Detail Of Archway And Center Pier.

HB263855
View From Median To Frenchtown Road Bridge.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Merritt Parkway, Trumbull, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-119
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-69).
Building/structure dates: 1942 initial construction
Significance: The bridges of the Merritt Parkway were predominately inspired by the Art Deco and Art Moderne architectural styles of the 1930s. Experimental forming techniques were employed to create the ornamental characteristics of the bridges. This, combined with the philosophy of incorporating architecture into bridge design and the individuality of each structure, makes them distinctive.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Rigid Frames


Related Names
Connecticut Highway Department
Dunkelberger, George L.
Paul Bacco Construction Company
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Thibodeau, Todd, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW FROM MEDIAN OF PARKWAY TO FRENCHTOWN ROAD BRIDGE.
2. VIEW ALONG PARKWAY LOOKING TO FRENCHTOWN ROAD BRIDGE.
3. DETAIL OF ARCHWAY AND CENTER PIER.
4. VIEW FROM MEDIAN TO FRENCHTOWN ROAD BRIDGE.


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